• MAPme Widget Tries to Best Google Maps

    MAPme announced today that it has released a Google Maps widget that will let users perform tasks that they are already capable of performing with the run-of-the-mill Google Maps application, but will let them embed the flash app as a widget anywhere they can edit HTML, which should make frustrated Google Maps users happy. According to the company, the MAPme widget is a pure flash object that… Read More

  • Space Invaders keyboard is purely for nostalgia

    This is, simply, a Space Invaders keyboard. Well, for copyright reasons it’s called ElectroJoe’s Bendiboard Retroboarde (you need to register just to see it for some dumb reason), but you get the idea. The keyboard shares the same layout as the MacBook, and while the actual characters are a little difficult to discern, you’re obviosuly just paying for the gimmick. And if… Read More

  • Can the iPhone Beat Symbian OS?

    Symbian on Tuesday released its second quarter financial data. The Nokia-owned company said that it bested last year’s sales mark with 19.6 million units sold. That may seem high, but over the past six months, 159 different Symbian OS-based mobile devices hit store shelves, compared to just a handful from RIM and one from Apple. The most glaring element of Symbian’s release was… Read More

  • BlackBerry 8320 on AT&T by end of September

    The BlackBerry 8320 will be available on AT&T later this month. It’s being marketed as the “Global BlackBerry plus Wi-Fi,” so traveling CrackBerry (get it?) addicts would do well to look into this one. Unlike the T-Mobile version, AT&T’s comes in a sapphire blue color that looks a little better than that center-of-the-earth crimson T-Mo is pushing. Same old… Read More

  • Six Degrees of Separation Is Now Three

    A study from O2 has found that strangers are more connected to each other than they ever have been. According to the study, the average person is now connected by just three degrees within a shared “interest” instead of six. In fact, it found that people are usually a part of three main networks: family, friendship, and work. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Toys in the Basement Edition

    DIY toy train rails: It’s probably worth a try
    Back to School: Cameras
    Unsolvable subwoofer inspired by Rubik’s cube
    IFA 2008: Moving Beyond The Mouse
    Grundig offers a ball o’ music Read More

  • Lehman: Google Chrome Can Catch Up To Firefox In Two Years

    Does Google’s new Chrome browser matter? Some people think it does. One of them is Lehman Brothers analyst Douglas Anmuth. In a note sent out on Tuesday, he predicted that Chrome would soon catch up to Firefox in market share: With Firefox having gained approximately 20% percent market share over the past 4 years, we believe Google Chrome could gain 15-20% share within 2 years. Read More

  • MySpace looks to mobile to take the fight back to Facebook

    MySpace clearly intends to use the mobile as a way to stem Facebook’s growth in Europe. It’s just launched a new localised MySpace Mobile page across all EU countries, http://m.myspace.com. In particular, in the UK it’s worked with Vodafone, launching a customised page on Vodafone live! back in June and now enhancing it to the point where users can update status, see… Read More

  • Google Chrome Not So Lively

    People (well, us) are starting to put a list together of Google products that don’t play nicely with Chrome, their new Windows-only browser. First up is Google Analytics, which doesn’t track Chrome usage separately from Firefox (why Firefox?) for now, even though other services made the change immediately. Since Chrome is a two-year project and shouldn’t have been a surprise… Read More

  • Google Chrome Press Event: The Video

    Google has posted their official video of the Chrome press event we live blogged earlier today. I still prefer the comic book version, but if you want to see the official presentation, there it is. Larry Page steps on stage for the last two minutes. Read More

  • Want On The Digg Home Page? That'll Be $1,200.

    InvespBlog has published what it claims is an interview with a top Digg user – someone who has a 34% success ratio in getting submitted stories to the home page of Digg. The Digg user isn’t named – he or she says “I have a reputation to withhold” (we know what they meant). In the interview the user talks a little about how he’s able to get stories to the… Read More

  • Toshiba projector small, light and closed caption-capable

    Today Toshiba announced the TLP-X100U projector. Slim and lightweight, it weighs in at 4 pounds while measuring less than 3 inches high. The affordable portable has a MSRP of $839. For that price you get a couple of cool features, most notably the ability to view closed captioning. Perfect for throwing movies on the wall at noisy bars or parties. It also incorporates Toshiba’s… Read More

  • PSP gettin' new online features

    The current generation of console hardware ushered in a major shift in online gaming – especially the PS3 and 360. Though the rabids will argue to death on which offers a better online experience, both consoles brought amazing online multiplayer and content distribution to the table. Sure, sure – computers have had such perks for a long while, but never before have things been… Read More

  • Review: Printstik mobile printer

    The Printstik aims at a small, niche market that demands printing. Most of us have moved past the daily task of printing, rather opting for paperless solutions. There is the traveling salesman and mobile general contractors though, people that still need to print will away from their desk. Therefore, the Printstik was developed. The tiny, self-contained printer does give up print quality, but… Read More

  • Oh boy: Order Prince of Persia early, get the Limited Edition

    Pretty simple story here, but that don’t mean it aren’t nice. The limited edition is now a free upgrade for anyone who pre-orders, so you get the game and all the following: Pretty limited ed. packaging Making-of feature “Mini” strategy guide – probably takes you a third of the way through then refers you to something to buy Digital Art Book — read… Read More

  • Becker Crocodile terrorizes, ahem, explores Europe

    Debuting this week is the Becker GPS unit, the Traffic Assist 100. It has been dubbed ‘Crocodile’, presumably due to its appearance and water resistant nature. Designed for motorcycles, it has maps for 42 countries pre-loaded in 2 GB of embedded flash memory. Read More

  • PS3 Mirror's Edge to get exclusive DLC; how is this good for gamers?


    So a spokesman for Sony cleared up some stuff today, including the rumor that Mirror’s Edge would be released on PS3 first (not true). He also mentioned something interesting — and irking: “PlayStation has an exclusive marketing agreement with EA regarding the title. Exclusive downloadable content will be offered on the PlayStation Network.” So what you’re telling… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile Gets Buzzd On Location-Based Entertainment

    Virgin Mobile announced today that it has inked a deal with Buzzd, a location-based city guide and social network, to equip Virgin Mobile handsets with the ability to allow local entertainment information to be broadcast and shared among Virgin Mobile customers in the same general proximity. Dubbed “buzzd on Virgin Mobile,” the new service will run on the carrier’s WAP deck… Read More

  • Super magnet to not destroy itself

    Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory, in New Mexico are in the process of creating a pulsed electromagnet that will reach 100 tesla. Greg Boebinger, director of the project, says that these forces are “equivalent to the explosive force of 200 sticks of dynamite packed into a volume of space the size of a marble.” Boebinger goes on to say that power of this magnitude is… Read More

  • D-Movie: Nikon's DSLR movie feature looks fantastic


    Uh oh. Have I been backing the wrong geezer, as a Canon man? It looks like Nikon has a killer app here. These movies look fantastic. It shoots in 320×216, 640×424 and 1280×720, all in Motion JPEG. You can’t use autofocus or spot metering, but assuming you set your shots up right, you could get some gorgeous images, even in super low light. I knew this was coming, but… Read More

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